Indio - Palm Springs Criminal Defense Attorney Melanie Roe

With over two decades of criminal defense trial experience in Indio, Palm Springs and Riverside County, and being no stranger to a jury, Attorney Melanie Roe has successfully tried nearly every kind of case from simple assaults to murder, multiple murder, special circumstances cases, DUI’s, possession for sale of controlled substances, meth labs, burglary, robbery, grand theft auto, receiving stolen property, sexual assault, domestic violence, sodomy, child molestation, rape, and more.

Attorney Roe’s Criminal Defenses Include:

Indio Palm Springs Drug Possession Defense Attorney

Drug Offenses

Possession of controlled substances, meth labs, possession for sale.

Indio Palm Springs Drunk Driving Defense Attorney

Drunk Driving

Driving under the influence (DUI)

Indio Palm Springs Homicide Defense Attorney


Murder, multiple murder, special circumstances cases.

Indio Palm Springs Grand Theft Auto Defense Attorney

Grand Theft Auto

Auto theft, grand theft.

Indio Palm Springs Burglary Defense Attorney


Burglary, home invasion.

Indio Palm Springs Robbery Defense Attorney


Robbery, receiving stolen property.

Indio Palm Springs Sexual Assault Defense Attorney

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault, sodomy, rape.

Indio Palm Springs Domestic Violence Defense Attorney

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence, domestic assault.

Attorney Melanie Roe Criminal Defense Successes, a private on-line attorney rating service has rated Attorney Roe with a ‘SUPERB – 10” rating, the highest possible rating achievable by an attorney.

Additionally, since 2013, The National Trial Lawyers has named Attorney Roe as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Criminal Defense in the State of California based on her performance as an exceptional trial lawyer in the practice area of criminal defense law. The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers is a premier group of attorneys who practice criminal defense or civil plaintiff law in California. Members must exemplify not only superior qualifications and trial results, but also leadership in their respective state or major geographical area.

Attorney Roe has also been lauded as a Top Lawyer in Criminal Defense in the Coachella Valley by Palm Springs Life Magazine, every year since 2013.

In 2012 and 2016, she received the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award for receiving 5 out of 5 stars on all client reviews and the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award in 2012 for having earned a Client Review Rating Score of 4.5 or higher on a scale of 1-5. The latter award recognized her excellence in quality of service, communications ability, responsiveness and value for money. Less than 4% of the 900,000+ attorneys listed on and have been accorded this enviable Martindale-Hubbell honor of distinction.